Sunday, April 12, 2009

Navy 1, Pirates 0

Easter Sunday


Today U.S. Navy snipers opened fire and killed three pirates holding an American captain at gunpoint, delivering the skipper unharmed and ending a five-day high-seas hostage drama.

The captain had offered himself as a captive to the pirates, an act that allowed his crew to escape. The pirates were pointing AK-47s at the captain when the commander of the nearby destroyer Bainbridge gave the order to open fire.

“I’m just the byline. The real heroes are the Navy, the SEALs, those who have brought me home,” Captain Phillips said.

Perhaps this was not Lepanto in miniature, but it was a lovely Easter gift all the same.

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

"Greater love than this no man hath, that He lay down his life for His friends." How fitting it is that on the day of Our Lord's triumph over death this heroic man should be saved by His grace: courage begetting courage, sacrifice begetting sacrifice, victory begetting victory. "Who is like unto God?"